US ambassador hopes for progress in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 13 / Trend V.Zhavoronlova /
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group will be discussing in the region their ideas how to get progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution and make the process moving, Ambassador of the U.S. to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar told journalists on Tuesday.
"Minsk group has always been active, but it particularly was active over the past few weeks," Morningstar said.
"So we will see what happens and hopefully progress will be made," he added.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group will visit the region in late November, the OSCE official website said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. - are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.